iServi News | 4 December 2020 | Term 4, Week 8
As our academic year is coming to a close, our teachers are busily preparing for 2021. This is the time of year when Learning Areas work together to reflect on their teaching and learning programs and debrief their curriculum. They gather and analyse data, seek feedback and work collaboratively to improve curriculum design and delivery. As they dream of what their new programs will look like, they are considering Servite’s vision for learning ‘We are committed to developing researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs’. They look for ways they can provide authentic, innovative and engaging learning opportunities, ensuring that they connect with the year-specific Servite Way.
In designing their programs, teachers are mindful of providing opportunities for students to build the skills of collaboration, communication, critical thinking and enterprise. They look to include a range of pedagogies and technologies to increase student learning, and they are looking for ways to differentiate the programs to cater for all types of learners.
This process is an important one, allowing Servite to deliver personalised learning through engaging and well-designed programs that enable students to grow in their learning and inspire them to be the best they can be, striving for excellence.
Next week is set to be an exciting, different, and fun-filled week at Servite. In Humanities, Year 7s will look at the future of travel, mummification, hieroglyphics, and Ancient China. Year 8 students will undertake a mini project looking at Containers for Change, which will be presented to the College Executive in 2021. Year 9 will take on a focus of the world of work and financial literacy.
In Science, Year 7s will participate in operation ‘Siege Attack’ where they use their knowledge of simple machines to design and build a machine capable of launching a marble. Year 8s will undertake a forensics project and Year 9s will participate in an egg drop activity.
In English, Year 8s and 9s will have the opportunity to meet and learn from a Perth based comic book writer and design their own comic book characters. Some of our Year 8s will have the opportunity to participate in a Mock Trial with the Honorary Michael Mischin MLC, presiding over the proceedings. There will also be some performers from Miss Africa who will perform for students and inspire them with their stories.
Many Year 9s will be heading to Rottnest for their Outdoor Education snorkelling excursion, and some other Year 9s will be creating a mural on a wall at the swimming pool led by our Visual Arts learning area.
What a way to finish 2020! I hope the students enjoy Week 9 and the interesting opportunities their teachers have planned for them.
Mrs Monica Maxwell
Deputy Principal- Teaching and Learning